Parallax Studio is excited to announce the launch of an IndieGoGo campaign for its final round of fundraising on the upcoming science fiction film TO MEET THE FACES YOU MEET.
The film is set to star Robert Picardo ('Star Trek: Voyager', the 'Stargate' franchise, 'The Orville') as the film’s primary antagonist Admiral Gillette, Samuel Hunt ('Chicago P.D.', 'Empire', 'Unbroken: Path to Redemption') as the film’s main protagonist Friz, Lillie Young ('Broken Faith', 'Shadow Bound') as the likable outlaw Phoebe, and Kassandra Wright in her feature film debut as Friz’s love interest Tam.
The film will also feature the iconic voices of Patton Oswalt ('The King of Queens', 'Young Adult', 'Ratatouille') as Friz's symbiotic robot MEAD and Patrick Warburton ('Seinfeld', 'The Tick', 'Family Guy') as Timmy the Wunderbot, whose parts have been completed.
With the animations, sound effects, and score complete, all that remains is to film and composite the actors into the otherwise finished film. The goal of this IndieGoGo campaign is to raise the remainder of funds needed for production, including additional supporting actors, studio space, set construction, lighting, sound, travel expenses, and other production needs.
The studio ran a Kickstarter earlier this year to raise finances for the film’s major actors, which closed on June 14th, 2020, having raised $29,600—118% of its original $25,000 goal. This facilitated the casting of Robert Picardo, Samuel Hunt, Lillie Young, Kassandra Wright, and Patrick Warburton, among other supporting roles.
To Meet the Faces You Meet is based on 1972 underground comic book Fever Dreams written by Jan Strnad (DC Comics, Disney, Heavy Metal) and illustrated by the prolific comic artist Richard Corben (Heavy Metal, Fantagor, Dark Horse Comics). The film is animated and directed by J. Allen Williams ('Darkstar: The Interactive Movie', 'Everything'), who co-wrote the screenplay with Jan Strand.
Filming is slated for early 2021, depending upon the travel and filming conditions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In the distant future, Admiral Gillette, hoping to develop the deadliest war machine in history, thinks he has created the ultimate weapon: a pilot (Friz) symbiotically linked with an A.I. spaceship (MEAD: Mobile Extrasensory Autonomous Deceptor) possesses the ability to project illusions so convincing that they cannot be distinguished from reality. But errant programming has instilled MEAD with pacifist tendencies, making him useless for military purposes. Scheduled for “decommission,” Friz and MEAD flee and are pursued across the solar system by bounty hunters and the Admiral – who has a personal vendetta.